Tornados kill 14 in AR, 1 in OK, 1 in IA

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Mayflower, AR, United States (4E) – Tornadoes left 14 people dead in Arkansas and one each in Iowa and Oklahoma on Sunday night.

Emergency crews working on Monday fear they will find more bodies from the wreckage of destroyed homes in Faulkner County, the worst-hit area in Arkansas. The twister was first spotted in the Pinnacle Mountain/Maumelle area before it moved up to Mayflower, Vilonia, and Searcy.

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) also counted three deaths along the 4000 block of Deer Drive in Pulaski County and one in White County.

Overturned trucks and destroyed vehicles littered Interstate 40 in both directions near Mayflower.

The body of the Pulaski fatality was found “a distance” from his home north of El Paso on Highway 5.

Meanwhile, the fatality in Oklahoma was found in the small northeastern city of Quapaw. The town also was heavily damaged by a tornado that continued north into Kansas, striking Baxter Springs, according to Ottawa County Emergency Management director Joe Dan Morgan.

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